Mike Huckabee thinks Syrian refugees aren’t fleeing ‘tyranny’ — they’re just looking for ‘cable TV’

Mike Huckabee (CBS News)
Mike Huckabee thinks it’s “judicial tyranny” to order a county clerk to follow a court ruling that extends marriage equality rights to same-sex couples, but he’s not sure Syrians are fleeing the brutal “tyranny” of Islamic State militants.

By Travis Gettys|RawStory

The former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate accused Syrian refugees of having “nefarious” or perhaps merely trivial reasons for fleeing the civil war that has devastated their home country, reported the Washington Post.

“Are they really escaping tyranny, are they escaping poverty, or are they really just coming because we’ve got cable TV?” Huckabee asked Monday during an event at the conservative Eagle Forum. “I don’t meant to be trite. I’m just saying, we don’t know.”

Huckabee falsely claimed that Saudi Arabia had offered to build 600 mosques for Muslim migrants and refugees who travel to the U.S. or Europe, when in fact, the Islamic nation had offered to build one mosque in Germany for every 100 refugees.

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